Northwestern University Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

The admissions cycle at Northwestern University for the Class of 2023 is in its final stage: the school now awaits hearing back from Regular Decision admits. In all, Northwestern received 40,579 applications this year — between the Early Decision and Regular Decision cycles (4,399 students submitting binding Early Decision applications … 

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Regular Decision Applications to Northwestern’s Class of 2023

Regular Decision applications to Northwestern University’s Class of 2023 are on par with last year’s figure. In all, between Early Decision and Regular Decision, 40,577 students applied to Northwestern in the hope of earning admission to the school’s Class of 2023. For the Class of 2022, Northwestern received 40,425 total … 

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Northwestern University Class of 2022

The admissions statistics are in the books for the Northwestern University Class of 2022. In all, 40,425 students applied for admission to the Evanston, Illinois-based university this year. Of these students, 3,392 earned admission. As our regular readers may remember, 4,049 students submitted applications in the Early Decision round. Of … 

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Northwestern Ramps It Up

Folks ask us each and every year something like, “If you had to pick only one school, which school became more difficult to get into this year?” There are some years in which we have to think about it. And there are other years in which the choice is clear. In … 

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A Salute to Northwestern Basketball

Every few years, one of our readers asks us why we post quite a few times each March about March Madness. They explain that they’re here to read about college admissions — not college basketball. And so we have to explain that actually, March Madness can — and so often does … 

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Applying to Northwestern

If you’re a student applying to Northwestern via Early Decision, know that the university has extended their deadline for applications from November 1st to November 8th. Why’s that? If you read our college admissions blog, you well know why. Because of all of the glitches with the Common Application of … 

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Adjunct Professors

  Well, this is interesting: Adjunct professors make for better teachers than do tenure-track professors. Who knew? This finding comes from a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the sampling population for the research was eight cohorts of first-year Northwestern University students. The study findings were even more … 

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Admission to Northwestern

Seeking admission to Northwestern this coming year? We’ve got a laugh in store for you. As you may know from reading our college admissions blog, we recently poked a little fun at a letter sent out by the Johns Hopkins University admissions office. The letter, which was utterly generic, was … 

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Northwestern Admissions

The Northwestern admissions staff got into some trouble recently when it was discovered that admissions officers were flagging angry comments by parents of applicants as well as by high school guidance counselors in their admissions database. Apparently, according to Scott Jaschik of “Inside Higher Ed” in his piece entitled “Mocking … 

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